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e-1140 (Veterans' affairs)

E-petition
Initiated by Angus Cameron from Halifax, Nova Scotia

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the House of Commons in Parliament assembled

Whereas:
  • Since the cancellation of the NDI 75 Certificate of service card Veterans have insufficient means to show proof of service to Canada in the Canadian Armed Forces;
  • There is currently no standard identification card issued to Veterans upon an honourably release from the Canadian Armed Forces; and
  • In 2012, the Veterans Ombudsman released a report titled "Honouring and Connecting with Canada’s Veterans: a National Veterans Identification Card" that contained recommendations and guidance on the creation of a National Veterans Identification Card and that those recommendations have yet to be implemented.
We, the undersigned, Citizens and Veterans of Canada, call upon the House of Commons in Parliament assembled to call upon the Minister of Veterans Affairs and the Minister of National Defense to create and implement a National Veterans Identification Card by no later than November 10, 2018, and fully implement the recommendations made by the Veterans Ombudsman in his 2012 Report "Honouring and Connecting with Canada’s Veterans: a National Veterans Identification Card". This card should be a contact-type smart ID card containing the following features: the person’s element and the word Veteran, photo, first, middle and last name, rank, dates served, date of birth, blood type, Veterans Affairs Canada “K" number, and a signature block, and contain chip technology for the storage of key information relating to the cardholder.
In doing so, the Government of Canada will help to restore the pride and dignity of those who served Canada so valiantly during their service.
Government response tabled on January 29, 2018 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-111-03)
Open for signature
June 21, 2017, at 11:16 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
October 19, 2017, at 11:16 a.m. (EDT)
Presented to the House of Commons
Andy Fillmore (Halifax)
November 22, 2017 (Petition No. 421-01871)
Government response tabled
January 29, 2018
Photo - Andy Fillmore
Halifax
Liberal Caucus
Nova Scotia
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